As the use of cell phones has become more popular in the last few years, authority figures have needed to ask members of the group to put their phones away. In the pursuit of phone-free places, a new trend has emerged: phone-shaming. Compassion is needed in order to reduce anger at others using phones in places we decide should be free of phones. Instead of judging others for playing a game or scrolling instagram, we should instead assume they are doing something important, such as responding to a babysitter.
- In our technological world, phones provide a variety of resource for work and personal use.
- people need phone free spaces in order to reconnect with themselves and others.
- Remember phone etiquette goes both ways; step out if you need to take a call or text and to remember if you see someone texting, it could be important.
“That woman texting during yoga might be responding to a babysitter’s question—the babysitter whose presence enabled her to get to yoga.”